Monday, September 9, 2013

How to rule on every NFL challenge in 60 seconds

I was just watching Monday Night Football and there was a pass in the backfield from Michael Vick to LeSean McCoy that was batted down by a defensive lineman.  Everyone gave up on the play except for 2 Redskins who picked up what they thought was a fumble (backwards pass) and then did the slowest 90 yard run for a touchdown ever.
Chip Kelly challenged the ruling on the field of a backward pass.
ESPN then showed the replay 3 or 4 times.  Then they cut to commercial.  They came back from commercial and showed the replay SIX MORE TIMES!
The refs still weren't done with their official review.  How is this possible?
I looked up the rules for review here and this is what it says:
NFL Rule Book - Rule 15, Section 9
See that highlighted part? It says the play on the field will stand UNLESS there is indisputable visual evidence that the call should be reversed.  Do you know how easy this makes things?  This means there is no other way to handle a review other than this:
How to rule on every NFL challenge in 60 seconds
You're welcome, NFL.